Jessica Morgan McAtee has been raising butterflies in her backyard since 2002. What began as a casual hobby soon escalated into a serious fascination and ever-growing passion. Eight years into it, she changed her career (from solar energy) to her new interest. She worked at a world-class butterfly conservatory for seven years. Jessica went back to the University of Florida and studied entomology and horticulture. Today, more than 40 butterfly species are attracted to her Florida garden.
With a healthy mix of science and silliness, she teaches people how to attract butterflies to their landscapes. Thousands of folks have taken her advice to create or enhance their outdoor butterfly retreats. From healing gardens to pollinator stops she has happily shared her knowledge of butterflies. She is a butterfly author, speaker and conservationist.
Jessica and her husband live a simple life and split their time between the Northwest and Southeast United States. She began in the solar industry (and lives in a solar house in FL), but is now following her passions thanks to the F.I.R.E. movement. They built a Tiny House and live mostly outside of pop-culture as semi-digital nomads.